A Pop Music Twitter beef just went 0-100 real quick, and it involves Zayn Malik and Calvin Harris arguing about Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift. The spat began when Zayn retweeted two quotes from Miley and Taylor, with Miley talking about how she has already made her money in life and she doesn't care if nobody buys her album. The Swift quote was about her talking about why her music isn't on Spotify, and that her fans can always listen to her music on iTunes.
Harris, who is dating Swift, obviously saw this as a slight towards his lady, and thus he got into it with Zayn, who has became Pop Music's bad boy since leaving One Direction. The exchange included Harris trying to explain his point with a view from an artist's standpoint on the matter, and Zayn returning the banter by telling him to "Calm your knickers."
If u don't get what it means when a successful artist uses their celebrity to benefit every other musician and songwriter in the industry...— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) August 17, 2015
While u kids are refresh voting teen choice awards there's some poor fucker in a basement making your new favorite record trying to survive— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) August 17, 2015
@zaynmalik best of luck, genuinely. You've got a great voice— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) August 17, 2015
Even before all of this went down, Miley had some major news on a similar topic that Zayn and Calvin were arguing about. As it turns out, fans will not only be getting a new album from Miley but might be getting it for free. In a new interview with Marie Clare, Miley told the magazine that she wants to release the project for free in her September cover story. “I make [music] because I like it. And then I put it out to the public because there are some people out there who like it, too.” It seems her label RCA will have little to say in the matter with Miley allegedly stating she was prepared to buy herself out of the label if they wouldn't get behind her free album plan. She's just being Miley.